The new UK Sports Prototype Cup will launch in 2019, a multi-marque racing environment for lightweight sports prototype cars.

Revolution Sports Car

The Cup will include the Series racing debut of the new for 2019 Revolution, an all-new track and sub £100k race car conceived by Phil Abbott, one of the co-founders of Radical Sportscars and most recently responsible for the Ligier JS P4.

Abbott’s new company Revolution Racecars appointed a design and engineering team including ex GM and Infiniti design head Simon Cox, and Pete Watts whose cv includes BAR F1, Bentley’s Le Mans programme and design engineering for Bugatti and McLaren.

The Revolution is a true two-seater and it is set to change the landscape for race and track driving enthusiasts the world over. It has been created by Revolution Racecars, an all new company with a wealth of experience in this field.
 
The Revolution is a lightweight, 675kg sportscar powered by a 300bhp dry-sump Ford 3.7-litre V6 engine. Its performance is matched with some of the lowest running costs, with 10,000 km or 100 hours between rebuilds. It is mated to a 3MO 6-speed gearbox utilising WRC technology to again provide reliability and ease of use. 
 
The German-built carbon tub features real space for two, with an LMP/ F1 style steering wheel that controls all major functions.
 
The Revolution will make its first public appearance at Silverstone 2-3 November at the Motorsport Days Live Show.

Calendar

The inaugural calendar is planned to feature some of the UK’s top circuits, including Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Donington Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton. The highlight of the provisional calendar is a support race to the European Le Mans Series at the demanding Autodromo Internacional Algarve.

The final calendar will be announced later this year, but generous track time and a variety of race lengths will be key features of the Cup.

This will include sprint races of around 25 minutes, and longer endurance style races featuring a compulsory pit-stop. These races will vary between 45 minutes and 1 hour – teams able to choose to enter two drivers.

Multi-Marque Structure and Premium Race Weekends

The UK Sports Prototype Cup will feature ‘races within the race’.

“Rather than trying to balance the performance of a variety of different cars, any class of more than eight cars will be promoted as its own event with the Cup. The Cup will be launched with two such categories, The Revolution UK Trophy and the Trophy for Radical SR3 cars.” said Series Promoter James Bailey.

Revolution and UK Sports Prototype Cup sign long term partnership

The UK Sports Prototype Cup and Revolution have a five year agreement to have a ‘Revolution UK Trophy’ as a promoted feature race within the Cup.

The new V6-powered Revolution will have its own dedicated class within the UK Sports Prototype Cup.

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The new UK Sports Prototype Cup will launch in 2019, a multi-marque racing environment for lightweight sports prototype cars.

Revolution Sports Car

The Cup will include the Series racing debut of the new for 2019 Revolution, an all-new track and sub £100k race car conceived by Phil Abbott, one of the co-founders of Radical Sportscars and most recently responsible for the Ligier JS P4.

Abbott’s new company Revolution Racecars appointed a design and engineering team including ex GM and Infiniti design head Simon Cox, and Pete Watts whose cv includes BAR F1, Bentley’s Le Mans programme and design engineering for Bugatti and McLaren.

The Revolution is a true two-seater and it is set to change the landscape for race and track driving enthusiasts the world over. It has been created by Revolution Racecars, an all new company with a wealth of experience in this field.
 
The Revolution is a lightweight, 675kg sportscar powered by a 300bhp dry-sump Ford 3.7-litre V6 engine. Its performance is matched with some of the lowest running costs, with 10,000 km or 100 hours between rebuilds. It is mated to a 3MO 6-speed gearbox utilising WRC technology to again provide reliability and ease of use. 
 
The German-built carbon tub features real space for two, with an LMP/ F1 style steering wheel that controls all major functions.
 
The Revolution will make its first public appearance at Silverstone 2-3 November at the Motorsport Days Live Show.

Calendar

The inaugural calendar is planned to feature some of the UK’s top circuits, including Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Donington Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton. The highlight of the provisional calendar is a support race to the European Le Mans Series at the demanding Autodromo Internacional Algarve.

The final calendar will be announced later this year, but generous track time and a variety of race lengths will be key features of the Cup.

This will include sprint races of around 25 minutes, and longer endurance style races featuring a compulsory pit-stop. These races will vary between 45 minutes and 1 hour – teams able to choose to enter two drivers.

Multi-Marque Structure and Premium Race Weekends

The UK Sports Prototype Cup will feature ‘races within the race’.

“Rather than trying to balance the performance of a variety of different cars, any class of more than eight cars will be promoted as its own event with the Cup. The Cup will be launched with two such categories, The Revolution UK Trophy and the Trophy for Radical SR3 cars.” said Series Promoter James Bailey.

Revolution and UK Sports Prototype Cup sign long term partnership

The UK Sports Prototype Cup and Revolution have a five year agreement to have a ‘Revolution UK Trophy’ as a promoted feature race within the Cup.

The new V6-powered Revolution will have its own dedicated class within the UK Sports Prototype Cup.

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“When we started planning the UK Sports Prototype Cup, we had considerable interest from teams and drivers who own Radical SR3 cars. They told us that the service level of Dunlop’s experienced Le Mans technical team and the welcoming ‘family atmosphere’ we aim to create were attractive selling points for them” added Bailey.

Experienced Promotion and Coordination Team

The Cup will be promoted by Pitbox91 who are developing a programme of events with the British Automobile Racing Club.

Pitbox91 is managed by ex Dunlop executive James Bailey who also created the Dunlop Great and British Festivals and Race Academy, which were a feature of UK race calendars between 2006 and 2010.

Sunoco 240 Challenge Qualifying Event

The UK Sports Prototype Cup will also be a qualifying event for the Sunoco 240 Challenge. Drivers meeting the Sunoco 240 Challenge criteria and entering a full season have the opportunity to compete for a place in a GT4 car in the 240-minute endurance race on the Friday before the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

PR by Pitbox91 with Reeves PR agency in Birmingham

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